INCOSE Canada Conference

Next Saturday, November 15, 2014, the INCOSE Canada Conference will be held at Carleton University. If you are interested in system engineering, go get your ticket through Eventbrite.

It’s a small, half-day conference, but it is still interesting, especially since Ottawa is not always on the circuit for the larger conferences (unless, of course, the government is involved…).

As an INCOSE member, I will certainly be present, so you can look me up at the conference, especially if you are interested in MBSE!

I will also have some Papyrus datasheets with me for anyone interested – and MBSE is mentioned on the datasheet!

I hope to see you there!

EclipseCon Europe 2014 – The Aftermath

I got back from EclipseCon Europe only to be hit by the flu (thanks to my oldest kid…).

Of course, that did not diminish in any way the value of the conference. I saw great presentations, learned new stuff, met with old friends and new acquaintances, some of them very opinionated. Not a single dull moment!

I also did manage to do my little presentation about the work we are doing to bring UML-RT into Papyrus. In hindsight, my presentation should have had a demo, but I think it went well – I even got a question. I have also had a few people talk to me later during the conference and managed a few demos of the current state of the work. I have uploaded the presentation to SlideShare:

If you followed my twitter feed (@tselrahc) or @PapyrusUML, you should have a better idea of what happened. You should also look a the PapyrusUML blog to see highlights of Papyrus events at the conference.

EclipseCon Europe 2014

I am now at EclipseCon Europe 2014 for the week, planning on discussing Papyrus, building alliances and friendships, and promoting our vision of modelling and open source.

I will be presenting the work we are doing with regards to Papyrus-RT during the modelling symposium tomorrow. A short, 10-minutes talk, so I will be concise and  to the point. I will also have a demo for people to see after the talk : code generation from capsule-based state machines and running – all based on Papyrus models.

Are you at the conference? Then look me up!

And follow my twitter feed (and @PapyrusUML ‘s ) to know what happening!


An Introduction to Papyrus

It’s been an interesting few months… After a short consulting contract with Zeligsoft, I have a become an employee. In this new position, I am involved with Papyrus in a product management capacity.

For those who don’t know me, I have extensive background in modeling, having worked with many tools and technologies as well as worked to help define some commercial offerings. So being involved in yet another modeling tool should be no surprise. Papyrus, however, is different from those with which I’ve worked: It’s open source… So in addition to the challenges of creating the best product for our customers and clients, there is that of wondering where the money comes from – but that’s a topic for another blog entry.

Papyrus is on the verge of an important milestone: after many years of incubation, both outside and within the Eclipse Foundation ecosystem, it will finally be released at version 1.0 as part of the Eclipse Luna simultaneous release train!

As part of this grand endeavour, I have presented “An introduction to Papyrus“, a short, 35 minutes, talk at Eclipse Day Montreal 2014, held June 10 at Ericsson Canada in Montreal, Quebec. You can find that presentation on Slideshare and below.


The adventure will continue next week as I will participate in EclipseCon France. I will be co-lead of a hands-on workshop at the Working Group Unconference on Getting started with Papyrus and giving a talk about Papyrus for Real Time Embedded Systems development. If you are in Toulouse, France, next week, look me up at the conference!

EclipseCon France 2014

EclipseCon France 2014